Welcome to our new Research Resources page.
Over the years, we have collected an assortment of useful guides, lists, hints, tips and articles - and now it's time to make them available to you! We hope you will find them interesting and helpful. If there is a topic you would like us to cover, please contact us and we will try to add it in the future.
First of all, we are pleased to announce that we now have a Guide to Using our Online Catalogue. It should, we hope, enhance your experience of using our website for research.
We are also delighted to announce improvements to our search engine.
Would you like help getting started on your family tree? Read this first.
Do you need help with Welsh words you might encounter in your family history research, for example on a gravestone? Help is at hand.
Have you been confused by Aberystwyth street names changing over the years?
You might remember the Will O'Whispers local history and lore column in the Cambrian News. Now Mr. O'Whispers (Howard C. Jones) himself has given permission to put his notes on Aberystwyth street names on our website. We have also worked with old and new maps of Aberystwyth to compile this table of changing street names.
How were copies of documents made before the photocopier was invented? This article by Dr. Brian Davies (reproduced here with his permission) reveals all.
Who owned that old tractor, car, motorcycle with a Cardiganshire registration (EJ)? Our searchable Vehicle Registrations Database will have the answer!
How do you decide whether something is still in copyright? It can be a minefield but this chart by Tim Padfield, the expert on UK copyright in the context of archives, is a good start. If you need more help, ask an archivist!
Ceredigion Archives - 40 years of preserving the past for the future - and counting